Deloitte's Jo Ahmed recognised for strong UK and India relations

18 July 2019 2 min. read
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A Partner at Deloitte UK’s North West practice has been named by India Inc. among the 100 most influential individuals on UK-India relations for this year so far. Jo Ahmed is a Partner in the Employee Engagement vertical, and is engaged in a number of collaborative ventures with Indian organisations.

One such organisation is the Manchester India Partnership (MIP), where Ahmed is a member of the board. MIP was established early last year, with the specific objective of drawing greater investment and interest in the Manchester market from the rapidly expanding Indian business environment, and vice-versa.

The organisation operates on the principle that India’s objectives in the near future align significantly with those of some of the UK’s most vibrant economic centres. Some of these objectives include the movement towards clean energy, the development of digital skills and substantial investment in innovation.

Ahmed has been a remarkable contributor to MIP, which has helped the organisation achieve a degree of success. India Inc. has been amongst the most vocal in its recognition of MIP’s work, having named the organisation as the ‘Trade and Investment Promotion Agency of the Year’ for 2019.

Jo Ahmed, Deloitte

India Inc. has now acknowledged Ahmed’s contribution to the success of MIP, naming her amongst the 100 individuals who have had the biggest impact on UK-India relations. Ahmed has over two decades of professional experience at a number of illustrious firms, making her a valuable asset on the board for MIP.

She began her career at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and has since worked at a number of the top accounting and advisory firms across the world, including Arthur Andersen for more than half a decade and Big Four firm EY for more than two years. She has been at Deloitte for more than 15 years.

Commenting on the honour, Ahmed said, “I am extremely honoured to be recognised as one of the most influential people in India-UK relations and look forward to work in partnership with city stakeholders to further enhance those links. There is a longstanding tradition of co-operation and close ties with India and the North West which we continue to celebrate as a region.”

“The importance of the relationship with India cannot be understated. The rapid growth of the Indian economy – predicted to be the fifth largest in the world in 2019 – means that consolidating already strong ties is a priority for North West businesses,” she added.